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By the Sea (2015)

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A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

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(as Angelina Jolie Pitt)

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(as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Roland
... Vanessa (as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
... Lea
... François
... Michel
... Patrice
Marika Green ... Dress Shop Saleswoman
... Grocery Clerk
Aldo Buontempo ... Fisherman
Philippe Martinet ... Maitre D'
Francis Xuereb ... Hotel Receptionist
Malcolm Beethans ... Older Couple
Kathleen Beethans ... Older Couple
Bjorn Kubin ... Fancy Couple at Café
Penny Dix ... Fancy Couple at Café
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Storyline

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner. Written by Production

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When we die on the inside, the outside is left wandering dangerously by the sea.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 December 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Frente al mar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,250, 15 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$531,009, 6 December 2015
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Citroën DS Chapon convertible is a nearly fifty-year-old French sports car. See more »

Goofs

When Vanessa is in the bathtub as Roland describes what is happening in the neighboring room, Vanessa is shown with the water level just above her nipples, then shown resting her head on the edge of the tub and sinking a little lower. A few seconds later, during which her head has not moved, the water level is a couple inches below her nipples when it ought to be an inch or so above them. See more »

Quotes

Roland: Honey, why are you doing this? Why are you trying to put that in my head? So you can be the victim? Being the wife of a failed writer is not good enough for pill-popping and self-pity? Now you need a better reason to destroy yourself?
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the early 1970's Universal Pictures logo. See more »

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Referenced in The Oscars (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

La Pluie du Ciel
Lyrics by Roger Dumas
Music by Jean-Jacques Debout
Performed by Chantal Goya
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment France SAS
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Certainly underrated
20 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

When you see a man or a woman giving a single star out of ten to a movie, stay away from his or hers (or maybe its, you never know - some reviews could be written by bots) reviews: they are the "talibans" of IMDb. They hate or love a movie and never appreciate it with their minds for the real value it may have or not in itself. And mostly, do not trust people who use words like "turgid" in their reviews - they are pedants.

You need a soul to understand this movie and, more importantly, you have to understand how relations are (use to be): difficult, heart-consuming and, sometimes, even strange.

Brad and Angelina played well, the images from Malta were beautifully carved in stone, and yet the movie is not a memorable one. I gave it only 7 stars out of 10.


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